40,000 Tourists Stranded in Acapulco as Storm Kills 60 in Mexico

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Updated: 3:45 P.M. 

Chaos broke out in Mexico’s famous beach resort of Acapulco on Wednesday. Hotels rationed food for about 40,000 stranded tourists as floodwaters engulfed homes and cars, killing at least 60 people across the country. Acapulco’s international airport terminal is waist deep in water with mud, blocking the main access route to the city, according to AP.

Two major storms converged on Mexico, one from the Pacific to the west and another from the Gulf of Mexico to the east, triggering flash floods.

The flooding has disrupted supply deliveries, causing even more problems for a city heavily dependent on tourist spending. Tourists have been unable to access ATMs due to power outages, while food chains with power outages are accepting only cash, leaving some tourists to pawn their valuables for cash as they await help.